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Nice day with about 40 people about. Found a dead Red Phalarope, the first in walking the mile for about 4 years. COASST notified. Shoreline content was the typical natural elements of shells ,casings, kelp/algae, small rocks and wood pieces. One smoldering fire found with litter.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 40. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 40.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: Unattended fire, beer bottles littered.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 9. Tagged birds for COASST. Notable: a non-breeding adult Red Phalarope.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

No actions taken on above problems. By the time we made a pass back through the beach about 2 hours after our first pass, visitors to the area were rebuilding the smoldering fire.

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